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Ultraista announce new LP; Thom Yorke releases rarities, expands tour

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Ultraísta (photo by Alexander Elizarov)

Ultraísta — the band of Radiohead/Thom Yorke collaborator Nigel Godrich, drummer Joey Waronker (who’s also in Thom Yorke’s band Atoms for Peace with Nigel, and played with Beck, Walt Mink, and more), and vocalist Laura Bettinson (FEMME, lau.ra) — have announced the followup to their 2012 self-titled debut album. It’s called Sister and it’s due March 13 via Partisan. As for why it took the trio so long to make a second album, Nigel explains:

When we tried to tour, we ran into a full catalogue of disasters that ended up grounding everything to a halt. During soundcheck for our first US show Joey got a phone call that his first-born child had come two months early. I think he literally hit his snare once, then had to get on a plane back home. Laura and I had to re-learn the whole set and try to get on without Joey. And then the next time we came to the US, Hurricane Sandy hit. Slowly we all got pulled back into our other projects until eventually six years went by.

The new album’s single is “Tin King,” a dose of pounding electronic art rock that finds the band in fine form after all this time away, and should have no trouble appealing to fans of the first Ultraísta record or Nigel’s work with Thom York and Radiohead. Listen and watch the video below.

In related news, Thom Yorke also just uploaded four rarities to streaming services: his 2009 solo song from the soundtrack to The Twilight Saga: New Moon and three Atoms for Peace b-sides: “What the Eyeballs Did,” “S.A.D.” and “Magic Beanz.” You can listen to those below. Thom also added two more shows to his “Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes Tour,” which finds him joined by Nigel and Tarik Barri. The newly-added dates happen in Phoenix and Sacramento, right around the time they play Coachella. Updated dates (including three NYC shows) are listed below.

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Tracklist
1. Tin King
2. Harmony
3. Anybody
4. Save It ‘Til Later
5. Ordinary Boy
6. Mariella
7. Water In My Veins
8. Bumblebees
9. The Moon and Mercury

Ultraista Sister

Thom Yorke’s Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes — 2020 Tour Dates
03-28 Fairfax, VA – EagleBank Arena
03-30 New York City, NY – Radio City Music Hall
03-31 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
04-01 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
04-04 Chicago, IL – United Center
04-05 St Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
04-08 Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
04-11 Indio, CA – Coachella Music Festival
04-13 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
04-16 Sacramento, CA – Memorial Auditorium
06-19 Glasgow, Scotland – SEC Hall 3
06-20 Manchester, England – o2 Victoria Warehouse
06-23 London, England – Eventim Apollo
06-24 London, England – Eventim Apollo
07-01 Gdynia, Poland – Open’er Festival
07-01-04 Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival
07-06 Amsterdam, Netherlands – AFAS Live
07-09 Milan, Italy – Ippodromo del Galoppo di San Siro
07-11 Trenčín, Slovakia – Pohoda Festival
07-12 Prague, Czechia – Karlin Hall
07-13 Berlin, Germany – Max-Schmeling-Halle

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